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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

Need to send a mass email Here are a few things you need to know

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Posted: July 29, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest, IT Announcements


Have you ever tried to send a mass email from your UNB email account that didn’t seem to go through? Or do you have to send a mass email in the near future but aren’t quite sure how to go about doing so? The Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) prohibits commercial and spam email being sent to individuals who have not express consent, making it difficult to send a mass email without being...

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Share files safely and securely with UNB s Secure File Drop

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Posted: July 29, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, IT Announcements, General Interest


Need to send a file to a colleague, but it’s just too big for email? Or maybe someone you know needs to a send file to you from off campus? UNB Secure File Drop is your solution! It takes just 3 easy steps to send files up to 512 MB in size to your recipient(s). Once sent, your recipient will receive an email as well as a message in the Notification Box in their myUNB Portal letting them know...

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What is eduroam Learn about UNB s involvement

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Posted: July 29, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


As a proud member of CANARIE’s Canadian Access Federation (CAF), UNB students, faculty and staff are able to access eduroam, a free, secure wi-fi network, at over 80 institutes across Canada simply using their UNB Login Credentials. Have you been to a conference at another university and wasn’t sure if Wi-Fi would be available? Next time you can plan ahead and check if they are a member of CAF....

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15 tons of E-Waste recycled by UNBSJ since 2010

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Posted: July 22, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Announcements, Our Community, General Interest


Since November 2010, UNBSJ has been partnered with Atlantic E-Waste Solutions (AES) and recycled approximately 15 tons of computer equipment from the UNB Saint John campus. AES has in turn been able to recycle roughly 85% of that material, leaving only approximately 15% to end up in landfill. How do you get your old UNB-owned equipment recycled? It’s as simple as contacting the UNBSJ PCS group...

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Received a call from an unfamiliar number Google can help

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Posted: July 22, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Have you ever received a phone call from a number you didn’t recognize, and they didn’t leave a message? Not sure if you should call back or answer if they call again? Use Google to find out who or where the number is calling from. Just type in the full phone number including the area code, and Google will display as much information as is available for that phone number. If the phone number...

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Scammers threaten of jail time if victims don t pay unsuspecting bill or tax with pre-paid visas

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Posted: July 22, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Scammers are at it again, this time posing as the “tax man” or even a police officer, calling and threatening victims to pay a bill, or face jail time. As an added twist, the fraudsters only accept payment from pre-paid visas, making it quick and easy for them to steal money from unsuspecting victims. Just how ruthless are these scammers? Some will pretend to be a police officer and tell you a...

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5 Odd Questions Annalee Brewer

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Posted: July 15, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, IT Announcements, General Interest


This week we are bringing you July’s edition of 5 Odd Questions featuring Annalee Brewer. We asked Annalee what her role is in ITS: I provide IT Accesses for new employees as well as specialized access for all staff and faculty. Now, for the 5 Odd Questions! 1. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I’d love to learn to read my husband’s mind - apparently I’m supposed to know what...

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New to UNB Get Skype for Business

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Posted: July 15, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Looking for an easier way to contact your colleagues and coworkers? Give UNB’s Skype for Business a try. With instant messaging, voice and video messaging, online meeting capabilities, file sharing, and more, it won’t be long before you’re using Skype for Business on a daily basis. Want to let others know when you’re in the office, in a meeting, or off work? Just update your Skype status to...

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Spear-phishing email scam targeting University employees with payroll scam

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Posted: July 15, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Announcements, General Interest, IT Security


A new spear-phishing email scam is on the rise, specifically targeting university employees. With the use of sophisticated, legitimate-looking emails and webpages, scammers are posing as university HR departments, requesting you to log in to a fake HR website to identify a change in your employee status. Once they have your login information, the scammers then use it to access your account and...

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Build on your ideas with the NEW Master of Technology Management Entrepreneurship Program at UNB starting this fall

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Posted: July 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Do you have an Entrepreneurial spirit and big ideas in technology? UNB’s new Master of Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (MTME) Program could be for you. Available as of September 2015, the MTME program will provide students with the tools they need to pursue ideas or even start a technology-based venture. This one year program offers unique courses such as Managing IT Projects, Quality...

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New merchandise coming soon to the UNB Card Office

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Posted: July 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Announcements, Our Community


Are you looking for a way to accessorize your UCard? New merchandise will soon be available for purchase at the UNB Card Office, including lanyards, clips, and smart wallets! Accessorize your UCard to keep it handy and safe so you can take advantage of its many uses like door access, food purchases, gym access, library services, and much more. Follow us on Twitter (@UNBUCard) and Facebook...

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Prevent theft of your data Encrypt your USB Drives

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Posted: July 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements, IT Security, Our Community


Using a USB drive to transport large amounts of sensitive information is still very common today, even with the many ways we can upload and share data online. Not only that, people also use USB drives to run applications, and as a way to lock their PC. But what happens to your data if your USB drive gets lost, or worse, stolen? In many cases, your information will remain on the USB drive,...

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Management Briefing - Advances in cloud services and information security at UNB

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Posted: July 7, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Management Briefings


Microsoft recently announced it is building two state‐of‐the‐art data centers in Canada to host cloud services, including Office365, the company’s premier collaboration and productivity platform. UNB has long leveraged Office365; for example, our student email, calendaring, etc. have been hosted in the Microsoft cloud, at no cost, since 2011. Necessarily, Office365 has been physically housed in...

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Don t miss important texts when switching from iPhone to Android

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Posted: July 2, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


If you’re planning a switch from iPhone to Android, you may experience some issues with sending and receiving text messages. To avoid this speedbump, we have a couple tips that may work for you: If you used iMessage on your former iPhone, you can de-register iMessage to ensure incoming text messages are not sent via iMessage. This may take up to 4 hours before your text messaging works...

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Narrow down your search for your ideal device with Product Chart

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Posted: July 2, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Are you in need of a new laptop, tablet or Smartphone, or simply looking to upgrade your current one? Product Chart is a great way to compare different devices and filter through their various features until you’ve found exactly what you’re looking for. Whether you want a device with certain screen size, a lot of RAM, or of a particular brand, just use the menu bar on the left hand side of the...

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PayPal Users beware New Phishing email on the rise

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Posted: July 2, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Security, Tips and Tricks


If you’re a frequent user of PayPal, don’t get fooled by the latest phishing email circulating people’s inbox. A new phishing email, claiming to be from PayPal, states that your account has seen unusual activity and requests you to log in and update your credit card information. It doesn’t end there. The email also has a description at the bottom about how to identify fake emails. With plenty...

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